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Jeroen Homan;
Space Science
-June 2003

Richard J. Mural;
Molecular Biology & Genetics
-June 2003

Mauricio Tohen;
Psychiatry/ Psychology
-June 2003

Fast Moving Fronts
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Bart Barlogie, MD, PhD ;
Clinical Medicine
-May 2003
Jim Jansen;
Computer Science
-May 2003
Amanda Spink;
Computer Science
-May 2003
John Simons;
-May 2003
James R. Alfano and Alan Collmer;
Plant & Animal Science
-May 2003
New Hot Papers
Fast Breaking Papers
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he ESI Special Topics Web site is designed to complement ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product in providing citation analyses and commentary for selected scientific research areas that have experienced notable recent advances or are of special current interest. Each topic is prefaced with a description of its relation to the main ISI Essential Science Indicators rankings and the methodology used to assemble the data from the ISI Essential Science Indicators database. A new topics is added monthly. The data presented for each topic include citation rankings for scientists, institutions, nations, and journals. Most special topics also feature interviews and essays by prominent scientists in the area.

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Alzheimer's Disease §
   April 2003
Magnesium Diboride Superconductors
   August 2002
Antibiotic Resistance
   February 2003
Molecular Self-Assembly
   April 2002
   May 2002
   October 2001
Arabidopsis and Plant Disease Resistance
   January 2003
   December 2002
Aryl Halide Chemistry §
   May 2003
   December 2001
   February 2002 
   August 2001
Breast Cancer
   July 2001
   November 2002
Conducting Polymers
   July 2001
Photonics §
   March 2003
   March 2002
Quantum Cryptography
   September 2001
Embryonic Stem Cells
   November 2001
  Quantum Dots
   October 2002
Genetically Modified Crops
   June 2002
   July 2001
Global Warming
   January 2002
West Nile Virus
   July 2002
Hepatitis C
   September 2002
§ = new interview added to that Special Topic this month!

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ESI Special Topics also spotlights New Hot Papers, Fast Breaking Papers (both have some with comments/mini-interviews and are updated bi-monthly), Emerging Research Fronts, and Fast Moving Fronts, all of which deal with current and emerging trends in specialized areas of research. Methodologies for the various entities and commentary on data interpretation are also included.

Fast Breaking Papers - June 2003
     Comments & Interviews by:

"Comments/Mini-interviews," from the author(s) of the paper!

Frank Allen;
Meinrat O. Andreae;
Djillai Annane;
Clinical Medicine
John N. Bahcall;
Guillermo Bazan;
Material Sciences
Roberto Cabeza;
Gunther Hartmann;
Allyn Howlett;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Martin Parniske;
Plant & Animal Science
Roger Pertwee;  
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Nathalie Picard & Peter Leonard Strick;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Lance L. Snead;
Eden Tareke;
Agricultural Sciences
Hermann Wagner;
Complete Menu for all past Fast Breaking Papers comments and mini-interviews

New Hot Papers - May 2003
     Comments & Interviews by:
"Comments/Mini-interviews," from the author(s) of the paper!
Joan F. Brennecke;
Frank Caruso;
Material Sciences
Joanne Chory;
Plant & Animal Science
  Jerold Chun, M.D., Ph.D.;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Antoine Guisan & Niklaus Zimmermann;
Takashi Ito, M.D. Ph.D.;
Biology & Biochemistry 
Marc K. Jenkins, Ph.D.;
Ralf Metzler;
Ryoji Noyori;
Victoria J. Orphan & Christopher H. House;
Brenda W. J. H. Penninx, PhD;
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